The published Meulendijk Dogon Figure was also exhibited in the ” Museum voor Land- en Volkenkunde” in Rotterdam, Nederland in december 1967.
Meulendijk (1912-1979) was a passionate collector, many of his pieces were sold at Christie’s London (1980), The Meulendijk Collection of Tribal Art, Part 1 and 2
This figure is published in Meulendijk's book “Afrikaanse sculpturen” page 53 under the number 17/03 with the following description:
“Hermafrodietische figuur op zetel, welke gedragen wordt door vier vrouwenfiguren met omhooggeheven armen. Geelbruin gepatineerd, zwaar, hard hout. Hoogte: 84 cm.”
YOu can read more about Meulendijk (dutch artikel)
It is also mentionned in the Van Rijn Archives ahdrc.eu under number ao-00822395.
Provenance: Peter Cornelis Meulendijk (1912-1979) who bought most of his objects from Loed Van Bussel, in Amsterdam in the 1960's.
H= 84 cm L= 22cm. This Dogon is published in the 1967 catalog.
See a related Dogon Hermaphrodite figure at the MET museum